Rural Development Consultant in Columbia
Ms. Guzman is a lawyer, with a Master's degree in Political Science from the National University of Colombia. She worked in the United Nations Development Program for nine years. She coordinated the Rural Development Seedbed until this year, and from 2009 to 2012 she coordinated the team that wrote the last National Human Development Report for Colombia (2011), entitled “Rural Colombia. Reasons for hope.” Before that, she was researcher in the Human Development Reports for Central America (2009) and for Bogota (2008). Ms. Guzman began her career in the United Nations, where she designed and coordinated a civic initiative called “How are you doing Council of Bogota?” This initiative examines Bogota’s city councilmen/councilwomen’s performances. Her professional interests include looking at the relationship between rural inequality and civil war, land tenure issues, conflict resolution and environmental justice. She enjoys teaching in the Javeriana University in Bogotá, where she is a lecturer in Political Science and government courses.